After my sister received her iPad I wondered if there was an Android tablet. Lo and behold there's been many variants in July and August and more to come in in the next few months. Now my quest for a $200 (total cost-price + shipping and handling) Android tablet has started.I find that shopping for an Android tablet is shady at best:[list type=decimal][*]Different processors[*]Limited upgrades depending on processor[*]Different features[*]Different manufacturers[*]Different specifications[*]Shady sellers[*]Inconsistent information[*]Many fakes, many variants, and general misinformation[/LIST]I do a lot of research when I buy electronics so I tend to notice some patterns that may be helpful for future buyers. Here are some things to keep in mind:[list type=decimal][*]Are the specifications consistent? -Some sellers put in a generic title like "7 inch Android 2.1 Tablet" while others are more specific like "MID-70-R7 with android 2.1 and 3D game, GPS, camera tablet PC, telechips 8902CPU". If the rest of the description matches the title than it may be good. -Sometimes the descriptions don't match the specifications. At the start of the description the processor may say VIA **** or Rochip when the specifications say it's a Telechip. Sometimes the pictures in the product description don't match! These products can be safely ignored.[*]Are the specifications vague? -If I want to know if a tablet has a g-sensor I don't wanted to know if it's "supported-required with software" or something like that. Is the g-sensor implemented or is it merely supported? There's a big difference there. There was only one product specification on aliexpress that actually told what the model the g-sensor was (sorry can't find that one at the moment). The more specific the specs are the better.[*]Can a VIA or Rockchip 2808 run Android 2.1? -Not currently, and the Rockchip 2808 may never run 2.1. Some sellers may have "Android 2.1 Tablet" in the title but may specify some of the above processors. It's safe to stay away from those.[*]Dual core? I think not (at least not yet). Some sellers combine processor power with graphics chip power while some sellers separate the two. Go with the ones who separate the specs.[*]Do the sellers specify a model number? If they do, great! If they don't, stay away! Having a model number simplifies transactions. Can you imagine trying to ship a tablet with a certain set of specifications that don't have a model number? "Okay, this guy wants a tablet with Android 2.1, g-sensor, 7" screen, HDMI, two usb ports, wifi . . .". Ugh. A model number is a summary of features: "This guy wants a MID-70-R7. Package and ship!"[/LIST]I know it's a gamble shopping online especially on aliexpress but I made my decision:Wholesale-MID 70 R7 with android 2.1 and 3D game, GPS, camera tablet PC, telechips 8902CPUIt's almost too good to be true (gps, 3g, 3d, 1080p HDMI, telechip, Android 2.1, g-sensor). It probably is too good to be true but I probably won't receive it for another week or so. I'll keep you updated.